DLH convey the results of observations of liquid similar to jelly foam in Bima Bay
Date: April 29, 2022
Mataram (Antara) - The Bima Regency Environment Agency through the Regional Secretariat of Bima Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, conveyed the results of observations about the phenomenon of liquid similar to jelly foam (jelly foam) of milk brown floating on the surface of the waters of Bima Bay.
"From temporary observations by the DLH team, the phenomenon that occurred in Bima Bay leads to the sea slime (Sea Snot)," said the Head of the Protocol and Communication Section of the Leadership of the Bima Suryadin Regency Secretariat through written statements received in Mataram on Thursday.
Nice sea, he continued, is known as a group of mucus organisms found in the sea. Its nature is similar to gelatin and cream which is generally harmless but can contain viruses and bacteria, including E. Coli.
Nose or sea mucus recently appeared in the Mediterranean Sea and spread to the Marmara Sea, Turkey.
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In expert predictions, one of the causes is due to global warming. Its appearance is also widely suspected due to the impact of waste without processing. It could also be due to the influence of rising seawater temperatures.
From this prediction, it does not mean that it is not dangerous. But rather an impact on damage to marine biota for quite a long period of time, one of which will suppress sea fish production.
"Therefore, all parties are expected to make a real contribution to environmental recovery in Bima Bay," he said.
Furthermore, DLH Bima Regency conveyed a temporary conclusion that the lumps that occurred were not from oil spills, but from moss or sea algae.
"But to ascertain what exactly happened and what caused it, DLH had taken the sample of seawater and the lump for further analysis in the laboratory. So the exact results are still waiting," he said.